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Startup Jill-of-All-Trades Robin Jones Leads June Tonkon Talk

Robin Jones, CEO of Monsoon, Inc., and a noted Portland-based startup Jill-of-All-Trades, was the featured guest at the June 5 Tonkon Talk.
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks About IP for Food Industry Startups

On May 15, Tonkon Torp hosted the second session of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Angel Food Education series. Attorneys Tyler Harkness and David Forman emceed the event and welcomed 45 food industry entrepreneurs who are participating in OEN’s…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Conversation on Non-Family Board Members for OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led a session on the value of outside board members for family business owners at a recent “Family Business 360” event, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University.
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Annual L&E Law Update Prepares Employers for the Ultimate Game

Attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Update at the Oregon Zoo for 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders.
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Tyler Harkness Speaks to PSU Students about ICOs

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a guest speaker for a blockchain seminar offered by Portland State University. Tyler spoke to graduate students about the evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and related federal and state securities laws…
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Environmental & Natural Resources Group Organizes SOLVE IT Earth Day Cleanup Project

Jeanette Schuster, Janet Neuman, and Elizabeth Goodman volunteered during the 30th annual statewide SOLVE IT for Earth Day cleanup initiative.
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Alex Tinker Speaks on OSB Cannabis Section Panel

The panel, “Lessons and Experience from the Oregon Civil RICO Cases,” discussed the potential exposure and effects of private federal civil racketeering claims on state-licensed cannabis businesses.
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks at Portland Women in Leadership Symposium

Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani was a featured panelist at the 2019 Portland Women in Leadership Symposium held on March 28. The event, “Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up,” highlighted six women leaders from a cross section of professions…
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Justin Denton Leads Session on Shareholder Agreement for OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton led a session on shareholder agreements at the April 11 "Family Business 360" breakfast event, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Justin shared how a family business can use…
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Tyler Harkness Explores ICOs and Blockchain’s Impact on Venture Capital Financing at TechFest NW

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was featured on two panels during TechFest NW, which was held at Portland State University (PSU).
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Anna Sortun Shares Experience with Closely Held Business Disputes at OSB CLE

Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun spoke at the OSB Business Litigation Section CLE on March 20. Anna joined a panel that explored disputes among owners of closely held businesses, which often means navigating litigation between family members or former…
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks about Copyright in the Craft Industry

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of the Tigard Knitting Guild about how copyright protects the livelihood of craft designers.
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Serial Entrepreneur Genevieve LeMarchal Leads April Tonkon Talk

Genevieve LeMarchal, one of the founders of XXcelerate Fund, was the featured guest at the April 3 Tonkon Talk.
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Tim Conway Speaks at 32nd Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute

Tonkon Torp partner Tim Conway spoke at the 32nd Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute.
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Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach Host Employer Briefing on California Consumer Privacy Act

On March 14, Tonkon Torp attorneys Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach hosted an introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
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Blerina Kotori Participates in OEN “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk

On March 13, Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori was a panelist at the “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk hosted by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Provide Legal Overview at TiE XL Bootcamp

On March 4, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups participating in the TiE Oregon XL Bootcamp.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Oregon Equal Pay Act Briefings

In March, employment law attorneys Kristin Bremer Moore and Lindsay Reynolds hosted two briefings on the Oregon Equal Pay Act, which largely took effect on January 1. The events were held to help Portland employers understand the key provisions of…
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Founder of ZOOM Shares His Startup Journey at March Tonkon Talk

At the March 6 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Dave Sanders, M.D., former CEO and Co-Founder of ZOOM+Care. He shared stories and lessons learned from the founding, growth and sale of ZOOM.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 Classic Wines Auction

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 35th Annual Classic Wines Auction (CWA) on March 2. Steven Wilker managed our table attendance at the event and coordinated the sponsorship in his capacity as a CWA board member.
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